June 7, 2020
From the Club Blog
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  Call for Translators
Calling all Rotarians to help nearly 8,000 immigrants in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties apply for emergency funds during the month of June. Catholic Charities, one of our Club's corporate members, is seeking translators. The biggest need is for translators who are fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Tongan, Tagalog, Spanish, or Vietnamese to assist immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donating See's Chocolates to our Charitable Partners
In partnership with Jean Caramatti and the Rotary Club of San Francisco International Airport, our Club received over 500 pounds of assorted chocolates and pops from See's Candies to donate to the charitable organizations that we support. 
Meet our Incoming District Governor and District Governor-elect
Over 45 Rotarians and guests from throughout District 5150 joined our Club's May 28, 2020 Educational Series to hear from incoming District Governor Mary Bates and incoming District Governor-elect Danielle Lallement. Also in the audience was District Governor-elect Nominee Gary Chow. Our President-elect JT Forbus introduced both speakers and welcomed everyone.
E-MEETING HIGHLIGHTS June 2, 2020: Bouquets to Art
President Casey Blair (Financial Services: Private Trading | KCB Trading, LLC) convened the Club’s “virtual meeting” at 12:15 PM. Sixty-one participants joined the meeting via Zoom, including eight guests. In light of the current protests focused on racial equality, President Casey cited Rotary’s longtime commitment to peace and conflict resolution and presented a quote from the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 
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Upcoming Events
11AM E-MEETING June 9, 2020: RI President-elect Holger Knaack (Note early start time!)
Join us to hear RI President-elect Holger Knaack speak on how Rotary opens opportunity. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to ONLY those who register by the deadline.
CLUB SOCIAL June 12, 2020:  Collage and Cocktails
Join Christopher Wiseman, who will share how collage can be fun, relaxing and inspiring. After introductions and showing a few examples, attendees will have an opportunity to collage, have a drink together and talk over Zoom. This activity is open to Rotarians and guests of all ages. If you join a little late, that is okay! Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
District 5150 Awards Regatta June 13, 2020
Join our Club and all clubs in District 5150 to celebrate the winners of the 2019-2020 awards for club excellence. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
E-MEETING June 16, 2020:  Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine
Joseph Amster in his alter-ego as Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, will talk about the original Emperor Norton — the man and the myth, his rise and fortune, how he lost everything and became the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, and how San Francisco embraced his Imperial reign. And be there to appreciate members who will receive special awards from leaders of Rotary District 5150. Advanced registration required. Connection instructions will be provided to all who register.
ROTARY CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK June 17, 2020: The Great Climate Debate
Join us for a virtual talk with futurist Paul Saffo and network with Rotarians to learn about the climate crisis and share individual, club, business and community actions. 
RI Virtual Convention June 20-26, 2020
Join the fun at the 2020 Rotary International Virtual Convention!
E-MEETING June 23, 2020: Debunking President Casey
It's time to thank President Casey for a job well done at the traditional "debunking". Come and find out what President-Elect Nominee Mary Liu has planned to help us forever remember President Casey as we say THANK YOU at the last Meeting of his year as Club President.